North Coast energy hogs
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat looks at a recent study by UC Berkeley scientist Evan Mills on indoor pot’s energy usage:
In Humboldt County, average household electricity use last year was 26 percent greater than PG&E’s systemwide average. In Lake County, average use was 29 percent higher and in Mendocino County it was 41 percent higher, according to PG&E.
Sonoma County’s average household consumption was less than 1 percent higher than the PG&E system average.
Download Mills’ report: Energy Up in Smoke — The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production